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Community announcements for Dec. 5
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Pembroke festival: The city’s 29th annual Christmas festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. The parade will travel down Highway 280 through downtown Pembroke.
For more information, contact the Bryan County 4-H office at 653-2231.

Winter Muster
Winter Muster and Battle, a re-enactment of the climactic battle of the March to the Sea, will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park.
Attendees will witness a re-enactment of the final assault for control of the fort at 5 p.m.
Costs to attend are $6.50 per adult and $3.75 per child.
For more information, call 912-727-2339.

Candlelight service
Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Holy Communion Candlelight Worship Service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church at 16525 Highway 144.
Help lift up the name of Jesus through praise, worship and fellowship. For more information, call 727-2163.

Legion party
Active-duty military families in the Pembroke/Ellabell area are invited to the American Legion Post 164 Christmas Party at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post home, a quarter-mile past Harvey’s Grocery on the Highway 280 West.
Santa is expected to stop by, and dinner will be served; meats, bread, tea, coffee, etc., will be provided, but members are asked to bring a side dish.
Please RSVP with number of attending, as well as ages and first names of children, by calling Ernie Mitchell at 653-7970 or B.J. Clark at 653-4958.

Educators meeting
The Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lanier Primary School on Highway 280.
The program will be presented by the Lanier Primary students directed by Courtney Fitzgerald. For more information or questions, please call Nancy Page at 858-2800 or David Green at 739-1771.
Wreaths for Warriors
The sixth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk Ceremony will be at noon Dec. 15 at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart. The public is invited.
The cost to sponsor a wreath is $15. To sponsor online, go to or find the group on Facebook. To sponsor by check, mail to Wreaths for Warriors Walk, c/o Anthony Justi, P.O. Box 3533, Fort Stewart, GA 31315.
For more information, email

Firefighters needed
The Bryan County Fire Department needs volunteers. No experience is necessary; training will be provided, including the opportunity to become a certified firefighter in the state of Georgia. 
For more information, stop by Station 1 on Highway 144 at Belfast River Road and Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or call 727-3033 for South Bryan or 858-2790 for North Bryan.

Public Hearing
The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at City Hall.
The hearing is to obtain public input on a request to increase the number of lots in Richmond Hill Plantation from 750 lots originally approved.

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